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the global public square." welcome and happy new year to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we have a terrific show for you naturally involving the attempted christmas bombing in the united states. before we get to it, i want to give you some of my own thoughts about that attempted terrorist attack. senator dianne feinstein says that she believes the united states government should overreact rather than underreact to these kinds of events. isn't that exactly backwards? the purpose of terrorism is not to kill the few hundred that are attacked, but to terrorize the tens upon tens of millions who watch. terrorism is unique as a military strategy and it defends for its effectiveness on the response of the society for it to work, all of us have to respond with fear and hysteria. so far we're doing just that. i don't mean to suggest by this that the system worked, obviously, it didn't. when u.s. officials got information from the terrorist father, they should have immediately checked if he had a visa or put him on a no-fly list. they should not have
viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. centrally involving the attempted christmas bombing in the united states, before we get to it, i want to give you some of my own thoughts about that attempted terrorist attack. senator dianne feinstein says that she believes the united states government should overreact rather than underreact to these kinds of events. isn't that exactly backwards? the purpose of terrorism is not to kill the few hundred that are attacked. but to terrorize the tens upon tens of millions who watch. terrorism is unique as a military strategy and that it depends for its effectiveness on the response of the society. for it to work all of us have to respond with fear and hysteria. so far we are doing just that. i don't meaning to suggest by this that the system worked. obviously it didn't. when u.s. officials got information from the terrorist's father they should have immediately checked if he had a visa and hut him on a no-fly list and not allowed him to enter an airplane with a bomb, makeshift bomb. these are all mistakes and should be fi
first bill signing as president of the united states, president obama was upholding justice ginsburg's interpretation of the law in the dissent she filed in the 2007 decision. [applause] she once noted that dissents speak to a future age, the greatest dissents do become the dominant view. so that's the dissenter's hope, she said. they are writing not for today, but for tomorrow. and that is exactly what happened in this case. i was serving as the chief of staff to the first lady in the clinton administration when president clinton announced the nomination of justice ginsburg as only the second woman to the highest court. he said at the time that she was brilliant, had a compelling life story whose record was interesting. she was independent, progressive, but we were cheering because she was a champion for women's rights. the justice and i share a very, very dear friend. national public radio's legal correspondent for the supreme court, nina totenberg. nina reminded me that justice ginsburg began her crusade for gender equality in partnership with her husband marty, with whom she shar
were to require the united states or any country really to clean up after its military activity overseas, there really would be no end to what can be required of them. of them. the u.s. recently paid 100 million -- about ten years ago paid not $100 million to canada to clean up to relatively minor facilities that we had up in the northern part of that country, and that is an instance where the impacts and amount of damages were ultimately minor and we don't want to get into a situation where we are having to -- we i mean the u.s. military, not obviously myself -- where the military is having to check itself and spend an inordinate amount of time keeping its activities limited or somehow above board environment and therefore possibly do that, possibly not doing as much as it can to fulfill its mission. that is its perspective and the perspective of people in the government i spoke with for the article. now, all of that being said -- and you have these two categories around which there is no corpus of international law we had no motivation normal momentum toward the development of
discrimination. now it is noteworthy that in his first bill signing as president of the united states, president obama was upholding justice ginsburg's interpretation of the law in the dissent she filed in the 2007 decision. [applause] she once noted that dissents speak to a future age, the greatest dissents do become the dominant view. so that's the dissenter's hope, she said. they are writing not for today, but for tomorrow. and that is exactly what happened in this case. i was serving as the chief of staff to the first lady in the clinton administration when president clinton announced the nomination of justice ginsburg as only the second woman to the highest court. he said at the time that she was brilliant, had a compelling life story whose record was interesting. she was independent, progressive, but we were cheering because she was a champion for women's rights. the justice and i share a very, very dear friend. national public radio's legal correspondent for the supreme court, nina totenberg. nina reminded me that justice ginsburg began her crusade for gender equality in partnership with
just returned from yemen. you had talks with the president of yemen. is the united states going to have direct involvement there, in other words, troops on the ground or launching strikes from inside yemen? >> well, in fact, you taukd to the yemeni foreign minister, as well, and he was quite clear that yemen does not want to have american ground troops there and that's a good, good response for us to hear, certainly. >> wonderful ground troops there. >> no, of course, we would always want a host nation to deal with a problem itself. we want to help, we're providing assistance so we're going to provide more assistance in the course of this year than we did last year and after i think having zeerode it out back, if you recall, '08. this is an effort that we want to help them to deal with a problem that threatens their very rid of government and their very existence as you know it. >> you talk about providing more aid. from what i can gather, aide w increased by $2 trillion in 2008 and 2010. you said when you were there it was going to double this year or next year. is that going to happe
-- the world's leading communication nation, the united states, has been at least until recently outcommunicated by mass murdered living in the most remote areas of afghanistan and pakistan. and we have to take the public information space back from the enemy in order to succeed. and ashley is pioneered such creative ideas as using cell phone technology and such obviously ideas as countering their abuse of low wattage fm station to say terrible lies. next to her, is valley nee 15. he came to us from and has just written another one of the wonderful books. he was working on pakistan for us and not on iran, since that always appeared in the blogs inaccurately. i think we are missing someone. tim who came to us from afghanistan. a representing the future of the foreign service. we have a whole lot of other people in the back there, including in the department, from nine other agent sis plus the state department. strobe, what i'd like to say, the most common question i get in when i walk down the street or run into people is the most valid. why are we in afghanistan? that's a fair qu
. that the truth be preserved. and that we not forget what was done by the united states at guantanamo holding people in arbitrary detention and subjecting them to abuse for so long and all the lies and distortions that surround the prison. u to tell the truth and tell the stories both now and to preserve those stories for the future. in addition to the book, we have also set up an archive, the guantanamo bay detention archive in connection with nyu's library and seaton hall law school which the book in a sense is the beginning. and through the archive we're going to continue this important process of preserving, preserving the records of guantanamo, preserving the stories so that it will always be there and people will not be able to minimize, distort or alter the truth of what happened doct during these last eight years in guantanamo. finally, i want to say that in this day and age and specially in the area of counterterrorism lawyers have been vilified. you have individuals like john, for example, who used the law as a tool for justifying torture and illegality. and you really have a story
statement on thursday made a statement in acknowledgement that the united states is at war in a statement that could have been written by dick cheney and delivered by president obama. the 9/11 commission, as you'll recall, john, said al qaeda and extremists are at war with the united states, we were not at war with them. he's finally made that acknowledgement. the problem is, as you pointed out right there, is that he's giving mixed signals to the intelligence and law enforcement communities where he's treating this as a criminal justice problem in giving these foreign enemy combatants the full panaple of constitutional rights which they are not entitled. just this week, he's had a consistent approach. when you are taking the worst of the worsts giving them constitutional rights, bringing them to new york city to have a circus atmosphere of a trial. on the one hand, he's prosecuting very effectively with the military component escalating the drone attacks in afghanistan, pakistan and yemen. i've given him credit for that. on the other hand, closing gitmo, shutting down enhanced interrog
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in the united states and elsewhere and the vietnam war that was fought on the ground if the whole of the vietnam and communist, the rest would quickly follow. the so-called domino effect. as it happened the dominoes fell not in asia in the 1970's but eastern europe in 1989. we shouldn't forget either that thanks largely to the huge population of china, more than one-fifth of humanity still live under what may be regarded as communist rule. up until 1989 there were 16 communist states as i would define them. oddly there are 36 countries today which were at one time communist. that contradiction is to be explained by the fact the soviet union, one state broke up and became 15 states and czechoslovakia and yugoslavia also broke up so there'll be were 16 communist states but there were 36 countries that were communist and today there are five common is countries, china, vietnam, laos, north korea and cuba. the first three have been developing market economies on a substantial private sectors. the hybrid regimes, political economist economically not. china has been described as a state of party cabal
or asia to the united states, of course that should raise suspicions. but going after women with head scarves is ineffective. >> abernethy: so are you saying that you and other muslim leaders come down more on the side of individual freedom that you do on secuty? >> no, i think we have to have both. if you are going to stigmatize or isolate a population, that feeds into radicalization. part of the radicalization problem is when a community feels isolated, and when one person... and we're talking about now the concern over lone wolves or lone recruits, if that person feels desperate, depressed, then he becomes prey for extremist recruiters, and we should do anything and everything to help accelerate integration of muslims into american society. >> abernethy: after the christmas day near-disaster in the air near detroit, and some other recent events, too, do you sense a growing backlash against muslims in this country? >> there's a rise of the mob mentality. you read the comments on a number of stories, you get the emails, you get the phone calls. and i fee unfortunately, that the level
and the united states. the allelectric vehicle has the backing of the german government as well as leading energy suppliers. the vehicles are leased to the drivers and, at the end of the year, bmw will take them back, dismantle them to learn how they handled in the real world. the big german carmakers are also working on hybrid vehicles which are much more popular in the united states. >>polleit: i think that people have understood the selling argument of having cars which are environmentally friendly, so sooner or later, the market will bring about these reforms and again, great progress has been made and i think there will be further progress down the road. >>pieper: theyve been forced to believe in it...theres no...theres not the motivation from these companies...theres no real belief in this as a future business ...i think they take the message and they know they have to do it because the politicians, the consumers, the market. the environment demands it. >>reporter: at the recent frankfurt motor show, the german chancellor herself said that electric and hybrid carsare very much the future an
to provide more agencies access to intelligence reports involving threats on the united states. >>> moving to afghanistan the suicide bomber who killed seven cia agents, we learned this week that the terrorist was a double agent and we found how he managed to slip through security. >> reporter: a jordanian doctor, a former senior u.s. intelligence official says he was providing very important information on some very high level targets. the double agent was brought on to the cia base in afghanistan without first being given a polygraph test, one of the basic tools in establishing a spy's trustworthiness. he had provided bona fide information, including the location of al qaeda leaders killed by cia drone strikes. a u.s. intelligence official says there were still questions about his reliability and the access he claimed to have to senior al qaeda leaders. >> reporter: he had already been to the base about a half a dozen times, because of the information he claimed he had, the cia officers told the local guards not to search him as he went past three layers of security. >> reporter: 13 cia
committee, as calla adapts its tactics, have the united states kept up? are we ahead of them, if you will, not only improving airport security but looking overseas and our intelligence gathering, are we still ahead of the game? >> we're ahead of the game, but this is a war and there are times when i think because it is such an unconventional war that people in our country may forget it. it's a war with many battlefields. we're on the verge of really an extraordinary turn around and success in iraq. president obama is committed to win the war in afghanistan and i think we've got an extraordinary team there that john and i visited a few days ago and we will succeed in afghanistan, we've chased some of the al qaeda enemy to yemen but the fact is that in the last year there have been more than a dozen known attempted terrorist attacks on the homeland of the united states. three of them broke through our defenses. two of them successfully killing people, one in arkansas earlier this year where a u.s. army recruiter was killed at his recruiting station simply because he was wearing the uniform
learned a great deal about the affiliate in yemen, we knew that they sought to strike the united states and the they were recruiting operatives to do so. the intelligence community did not prioritize particular streams of intelligence. second, this contributed to a larger failure analysis, a failure to connect the dots of intelligence that existed across the community which, together, could have revealed what the attacker was planning. third, there are shortcomings in the system, and he was allowed to board the airplane in amsterdam for detroit. the u.s. government had the information to potentially uncover this lot. rather than a failure to connect and share intelligence, this was a failure to understand the intelligence that we had. this is why we took swift action following christmas, adding more individuals to the no-fly list, including current visa information in warnings of people with suspected ties to terrorism. today we are looking at additional threats across multiple agencies. first, i am directing the intelligence community to immediately begin assigning specific responsibil
the homegrown terrorism and why he's appealing to people in the united states suddenly is that the muslim community in the united states was thought to have been for a long time a very moderate, reasonable community. but now it's increasingly becoming radicalized according to national security experts in part because we've been at war for eight, nine years now in afghanistan and iraq. chris: and probably the result of eight years since 9-11, all this time of us fighting the muslims in the world. >> right. >> i think that we've been deluded by the bottom line good news here. the real good news is that when al qaeda actually tries to control a territory, like anbar province in iraq, average muslims don't like it. they don't like that style of life. they don't like the extremism. >> exactly. >> but it doesn't take very many people to cause a whole lot of trouble. chris: you said a couple thousand al qaeda out there probably. >> right. and the other thing is -- as to what joe said, national security experts estimate there is -- well, there's 28 to 30 known attacks that have been foiled agains
d't need to know wha's going on in your stater e united states. you better know what's gog on all over the rld. >> and i think that'the problem th american news is that we don't tie ough world news togetr and see that we'rell... >> in the same boa >>n the same boat, yeah. >> in the fure, how wi americanlearn about their world and get thinternational news they need? that's our question todayn "the future of new" >> a government thout a tough and vibrant media all sorts is not aoption for the united states of america. >> i tnk the idea of gateway jourlism, of big networks and big newspapers beinghe only voices on the landscap is over. >> this idea of whats credible ultimately comes down to whoo you trust.ho has been trustworthy? >> from the knight stuos at the neeum in washington, d.c., i'm frank sesno. helloand weome to "the future of news," our coersation about old and nemedia and what it means for news and for all of us in e digital age. i'm happy to be joined today by 2 award-winng journalists in theorld of ternational reporting. ann curry of nbc news may be bt known for hework
-- the major threat to the united states was the terrorism attacks in the country. there was a profound emphasis on al-qaeda and terrorism up until i think the decision to go into iraq. and then the operations in iraq consumed all of the energy. the situation in yemen has deteriorated over the last several years because of a concentration on iraq and a concentration on efforts tran gential at best to al-qaeda. this president understands that the threat to the country are bands of al-qaeda terrorism. >> chris: i don't want to relitigate the bush years but let me ask you about a specific decision that jon kyl talked about that has stuck in a lot of people's craw and that is the decision to charge abdulmutallab as a criminal defendant instead of as an enemy combatant. he did talk but only for 30 hours and the fact is according to a lot of interrogators 30 hours is not enough. why not? what is the -- let me ask you it this way? what is the downside to continuing to treat him as an enemy combatant? >> well, first of all, we have charged and in many cases convicted hundreds of individuals sin
of the united states. three of them broke through our defenses. two of them successfully killing people. one in arkansas earlier this year where a u.s. army recruiter was killed at his recruiting station because he was wearing the uniform of the u.s. army, and second, of course, nidal malik hasan, the murderer at ft. hood. and the fourth was only by an act of god was not a disaster, and that's umar farouk abdulmutallab, the detroit bomber. in any war, when the enemy breaks through your lines, have you to regroup and strengthen your defenses. in this war, we cannot get any goal less than 100% success. that means we have to close the gaps. i think some people have to be held accountable for the mistakes, the human errors that the president acknowledged that enabled the nigerian bomber getting on the plane. >> if somebody -- excuse me for interrupting, but if somebody should be accountable, who? >> i think the investigation would show that. it's clear beginning with the department of state when the father came in, not only shoot game have been sent to the national counterterrorism center, but s
on was the purpose of in the united states after 1964 and 1965 because there were these three legislative changes that happened on the national level but fundamentally changed america and essentially the foundations for the kind of society that could elect somebody like barack obama, president in 2008 and those are the voting rights act of 65, the civil rights act of '64 and immigration act of 65 and most people don't know the legislation's and they all happened under lyndon johnson and fundamentally transform who is american, who can vote, who can participate in the american's creation of a society and political system and so when i decided to do is put together an alternate tie line of defense from 65 to the present that are important from an arab american perspective so of course these are important to all americans like 9/11 and other things since the american memory is much shorter than for example the air of memory. those defense the 73 energy crisis or the 91 gulf war passed from american memory as a significant moments and then other defense like what happens in california 1985 are comple
had their say. top economic advisers to the president of the united states. key lawmakers, including the chairman of the senate homeland security and select intelligence committees. we've watched the sunday shows so you don't have to. and we'll break it all down with don na bdonna brazile and liz cheney and the best political team on television. "state of the uni's sound of sunday" for january 10th. >>> john mccain says recent attacks proved to him while americans are safer than they were before 9/11, that's a far cry from saying they're safe. >> al qaeda can land most anywhere. where there's fertile ground, they're going to breed. now, the latest, of course, is yemen where there certainly is a significant challenge. al qaeda continues to inhabit areas along the afghan/pakistan border which again argues for success in afghanistan, but i think that we have to continue our emphasis and our foe kution focus on the fact this challenge is not going away anytime soon. >>> senator mccain's traveling parter, joe lieberman of connecticut, says the administration must find out what went wrong
possible attacks on the united states. and i really believe the president and attorney general holder really should rethink this. they should really rethink this rigid commitment to the criminal justice system. after all, this guy came from outside the country. what he was planning was an attack on america. this is a is war-like act. he should not be treated like a domestic criminal. >> larry: can you treat someone as a military combatant and then later try them criminally? >> you can do anything you want. the justice department could move him around in all different ways. the reality is in this particular case he should have been treated as an enemy combatant. after all, the president and the attorney general have authorized military tribunals. now, if you're going to have military tribunals and you're going to try some people in a military tribunal, somebody who comes to the united states with a bomb to blow up an airplane in one of our cities should be treated as a wartime criminal, not like a domestic criminal. and that may be an academic dispute for some people, but here's the di
being released in the united states? >> yes. >> paul: how would that work? >> someone would bring habeas proceeding. some federal judge would decide whether the evidence presented to him, again some of this may be classified evidence that either can't be presented or only in redacted form. isn't sufficient to justify holding him. then he's going to have to be released. the question becomes then where he's released? ideally he should be deported. if no country is willing to take him the supreme court case, puts a six month limit on how long we can hold him. even the supreme court said, we're not talking about terrorism cases. these things have a way of ratcheting up and becoming -- i don't though whether that little exception [ inaudible ] is seen as an exception would hold. >> paul: as long as guantanamo is open if you have that hearing it could be held there indefinitely while looking for a place outside the united states where they could be held. >> i stress, held under humane conditions. it is a very well run, professionally run facility. all the skills running are going to have to be
.ncicap.org-- mark twain once came back to the united states from london and said the newspaper reports of his death had been greatly exaggerated. democratic leaders argue that is the case and washington following the news that two democratic senators and a democratic governor had decided not to stand for reelection. north dakota senator byron dorgan, elected in 1992 after serving 12 years in the house, is stepping down, and so senator chris dodd, who was elected in 1980. byron dorgan's announcement took a lot of people by surprise, but chris dodd was the first to acknowledge that he was facing an uphill battle for reelection. >> i am very aware of my present political standing here at home in connecticut. but it is equally clear that any search and predictioabout an election victory or defeat -- to a prediction about an election victory or defeat nearly a year from now would be absurd. >>dodd, dorgan, colorado gov. bill ritter all standing aside following republican victories in gubernatorial races in virginia and new jersey. is the handwriting on the wall for democrats, mark? >> it is somewhere. i
the president of the united states to stop the nonsense. it is nonsense if we are in a war that you hall a guy off or blow a civilian airliner out of the sky and put him in jail in detroit. you hand him over to the military who does what they have to do, find out how he got there and where they live. you know and i know it. everybody watching it knows it colonel. when is president obama going to get it? >> probably when it's too late for many americans and other victims. you know, if you really look what brennan and napolitano had to say of the three-page memorandum oh they signed, the concrete recommendations are basic. buy more stuff, upgrade i.t. systems and again, we don't need more stuff. we need better ideas and we need determination, the determination to win. i have to disagree with you on one other thing. i do want heads to roll. >> bill: no. >> but a leader is responsible for everything his or her.... >> bill: you know how it works. you were in the military your whole life, obama's people in the counter intelligence agencies are taking their cues from him. so it's not fair to fire the
. >> joe mathieu, of sirius xm radio. politics of the united states for people of the united states. extraordinary interesting political program. three hours a day. i am happy to say that until this point in time i have been included on fridays. one of my journalistic heroes, j.j. green, who is the national security correspondent of all news radioere in washington, wtop. i want to tell you you do a superb job. >> thank you, and so do you. >> you are very nice. but this is not about that. but you have been to afghanistan and i thought your coverage was extraordinary. i really mean that. back by popular demand, margaret ryan of clean skies news, an internet broadcast with some television outlets. it covers energy and environment. sometimes i think the energy policy is what is left over when you have done environmentolicy and other times it is just the reverse. welcome to the broadcast. lind gasparello, it has been a tumultuous time for the president. how do you think he is doing, the fuss over the security of aircraft? >> taking it all upon his shoulders, taking the blame, trying not
improper comments." shortly after that, barack obama of course now the president of the united states, came out with his own statement where he says as far as i'm concerned, the book is closed. and many other african-american leaders have come out backing harry reid saying perhaps this was a poor word choice but citing harry reid's work in civil rights legislation and civil rights on the judiciary, african-americans on the judiciary in nominations that have come through the senate saying harry reid deserves a second chance on this. mike steele is another african-american leader in this country, of course on the other side of the aisle as chairman of the rnc. this morning he says there is a double standard and that reid should step down. >> there is this standard where democrats feel that they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own, but if it comes from anyone else it is racism. it's either racist or it's not and it is inappropriate, absolutely. >> reporter: now all this comes as harry reid was already in a great deal of political trouble, alex
? senator reid apologizing in phone calls not just to the president of the united states but to other african american officials and leaders. he talked to the reverend al sharpton who has slammed similar comments in the past. reverend sharpton joins us on the telephone. he is in st. louis where he is out on the road. good morning. thanks for being with us on the fox news channel. >> good morning, eric. >> what did the senator say to you in the phone call? >> well, he said that he regretted his remarks and he profusely apologized and he said that he clearly felt what he said was wrong and i told him i felt the use of the word negro dialect was certainly offensive but i think we have to look with the other point that he was bringing out and that is the comfort level of some american voters. i think what his analysis of what he felt then senator obama who ultimately won would appeal to voters and i think that that was no different than any number of commentators that have said that because senator obama was nonthreatening that he could appeal to different voters. >> are you saying that s
of yemen is vowing to work with the united states in hunting down terrorists in his country, but he is also opening the door for dialogue with al-qaeda. >> julie: and a shakeup in time slots for two late night show hosts. nbc have floated an offer on the table and they have heard back from one of the hosts. >> gregg: president obama says he accepts an apology from harry reid. he said at the time then candidate obama could win the white house because obama is a light-skinned african-american with no negro dialect. he says the matter is closed but it's unlikely, republican lawmakers, at least some of them are ready to let the issue drop. major has the latest. hi, major. >> good afternoon. it started yesterday with president obama saying he fully accepts harry reid's apology. today, democrats closed ranks. started with tim cain and other senators appearing on variety of talk shows. there is no surprise. reid and his staff organized a number of conference calls all with various democrats appearing on the sunday talk shows. apologies should be accepted. even one gave him a clear indication that
than that of the united states? >> number one, by hire only qualified people. very well educated people. we train them very well. we cannot train them as this country until september 11th 12 hours training? and you become expert? this, in our dreams couldn't accept it. and then, on the dock training for weeks. then, test them nonstop. anyone who fails go home. thank you very much. we're dealing with life, not with business. money, you can replace. life, you cannot. >> but there is something behind that. it appears that the israelies view that threat as something severe, you know people are out to get you. the statement is that it's not paranoia if they're out to get you. you know the terrorists want to kill you. do americans not get that? >> i think we do comprehend it. we don't want to do the right steps to be able to be pro active and stop being reactive. look what happens since december, 1988, pan american in lockerbie. 472 people lost lives. why? no security. what we learned from this? nothing. september 11th came. 3,000 people lost lives. what we learned from this? nudge something
of the united states from 2007 to 2009. he joins me now. judge mukasey, welcome. >> good to be here, paul. >> you wrote this week that you don't think that abuell umar farouk abdulmutallab should have been charged in criminal court. >> the principal question is timing not where he ultimately wound up, it's secondary, but he should have been taken designated an unlawful enemy cot b bah-- combatant. or a belligerent-- >> sounds like a new yorker. >> and intent on intelligence gathering, he knew who put him on the plane and mixed up the stuff that he had in his underpants and he knew who had trained, radicalized him and so forth. he had a wealth of information weeks' never going toware about that and we're certainly not going to hair about it in a timely way and the failure to do that i think was major, major gaffe. >> paul: the argument from the administration, if he was named an enemy combatant he would have the right under a supreme court hearing to have an habesa hearing and could he be released. >> an habeas could only challenge the confinement. given the fact he was apprehended with a
for $175,000 in the united states. how much will it cost here? >> it will be under ten. >> so $175,000 versus $10,000. >> right. >> this is typical. so no surprise, some of them are venturing beyond their borders for the first time to get medical care. what they often find is a new culture, a new language, but also a new kind of patient experience. a ballance of western medicine and eastern hospitality. but, of course, it is the quality of medical care that really matters. i scrubbed in on a few operations while in delhi to get an inside look. first up, a surgery for sandra's heart. so sandra, how are you feeling? >> good. i'm be glad when everything is done. >> she's not a little nervous, but one of the things helped her is her doctor back home has been communicating here with the doctor in india to give her a sense of comfort. are you ready to see the inside of your heart? take a look over here at the images. what you are looking at is her beating heart, the catheters are going in and they are about to do the critical part of the procedure. we are going to check in with sandra in
there be no doubt about it. there are people in that area that are still plotting against the united states. and now you're starting to see it move. i think that's the big story now. it's moving toward the horn of africa and toward -- >> okay, gentlemen. we don't have enough time. thank you. mr. tom ridge. thanks for your service, both of you. >>> coming up, there's a new book out about the 2008 presidential campaign and i love it. it's a classic. it's full of new information like how badly sarah palin's debate prep was going. steve schmidt says he was warned it would be a debacle of epic proportions. how that's for good language? hillary clinton also warned barack obama about dealing with her husband if he made her secretary of state. talk about being sacrificial. it's all in the new book. we'll have a lot of that coming up on "hardball" tonight. ou bes. then let's do more than talk about it. let's turn picturing it into planning it, thinking it over into making it happen. let's say out with the old and in with the new. let's create some wall-to-wall "wow." [ man ] ♪ oh! [ male announcer ] more s
in several countries that want to attack us in the united states. >> reporter: but this family from finland says they will keep flying and trust security is doing its job. >> we can't live with the fear all the time, so we have to just live our lives. >> reporter: he says if not, then the terrorists have won. karen brown, cbs news, newark, new jersey. >> friends say the 28-year-old is a very good person who really loves his girlfriend. >>> an earthquake over the coast of northern california. it happened this afternoon. 27 miles from eureka, california. that quake rocked buildings and knocked out power to several coastal communities. no injuries were reported. four aftershocks followed the quake. the biggest register is a magnitude of 3.8. thousands of homes are without power. there are reports of minor property damage. >>> family's snowmobile outing on a frozen lake in vermont turned deadly. three snowmobiles carrying six people all together went through the ice. a father, his daughter and 3- year-old granddaughter all died in the tragedy. three other family members were pulled from the icy
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this might be a case for a cold shoulder but the president of the united states apparently has accepted harry reid's apology for racial remarks. but the senate majority leader is not quite out of trouble yet. according to a new book, reid said in 2008 that candidate obama could be successful because of his, quote, light-skinned appearance and speaking patterns, quote, with no negro dialect. it was the buzz of sunday talk shows today. despite the apologies and acceptance of the apologies and cnn's kate baldwin joins us now from washington. >> well, it doesn't sound like senator reid plans to go anywhere any time soon. a spokesman says the majority leader will stay in his position and will continue to seek re-election. reid's spokesman also firing back to republican critics for, quote, looking to politicize the issue. but today republicans are coming out strong. senator john corning and others calling on reid to vacate his post. corning called the majority his comments embarrassing and republican party chairman michael steele said the comments were racist and accused the democratic party in rea
not only in our life time but in modern economic history in the united states. if you're in henderson, nevada, san diego, phoenix, southern florida, many parts of florida, most parts of the country right now, real estate has come down so much that it is now as affordable today as it was in the early 1960s. interest rates are low. until april 30th the government is giving you an $8,000 tax credit, which you can even use towards a down payment. part of this bailout program is assisting people in buying first time homes, now buying second homes, a tax credit for that as well, and if you have cash, extra cash and you're an investor and want to go into the foreclosure market and buy real estate foreclosed upon you can buy it for pennies on the dollar and will make you a lot of money. >> you have to be this in a little while. >> real estate is not a one to two-year play ever. >> some people thought it was -- >> that was what was wrong. when we bottomed out in the last cycle in 1995 the run to 2007 was extraordinary. now i wouldn't predict we'd see the same type of thing this time around but
in the united states. could you discuss dee dee to discuss how drug addiction was dealt with in the people's republic of china during the socialist period? >> when i was in college almost every year somewhat come to talk about the drug issues. fighting the war in latin america and i raise the question to the other scholars if you are serious about getting rid of drugs then we need socialism. [laughter] [applause] royte? we do. why people use drugs. people have mental problems sometimes. too much stress in their lives. they worry about losing their job, they worry about their children getting middelkerke. the wording about losing their care, and this system solved all the problems, the workers during a certain type to the eckert time had a lifelong security. they never needed to worry about losing their jobs. the factory, the work consider their own factory. when my father would tell me my father was sick in the 70's. he has a breathing problem, so when he called he was breathing very hard. on the chinese new year the chinese society closed for about seven days so every factory was closed f
relationship between the secretary of state and the president of the united states. >> i think it's true. really think that hillary clinton one of her great talents is to sort of remake herself. she is a homework doing, very studious, very serious, very smart person and she has been a very good secretary of state and a very loyal member of the administration. whether it is bill clinton trying to play along or hillary clinton's ability to keep bill clinton under control, they have not produced any of the drama that everybody suspected would really color the administration if she was secretary of state and i think that it's just been a remarkable turnaround from all of the clintonian drama that soaked the campaign in the primary and even some into the general election. i think that's true. it's just been a complete reversal. >> a.b., you mention the fact that harry reid's comments were on the board. that brings me to the point that, of the 200 or so people that were reportedly interviewed by these two very well respected journalists, one from "time" magazine, one from "new york" magazine,
. the president of the united states can't be saying to the world, we're going to give him a fair trial but he's going to get convicted. if we're doing this for public relations and creating these burdens on ourselves, i don't see why we want to do that. this man organized an attack from outside the united states on the united states. it was an attack very much like pearl harbor, and nobody would have ever thought of prosecuting the people who attacked pearl harbor in a civilian court. president lincoln didn't do that, president roosevelt didn't do that, president bush didn't do that. i don't know why president obama wants to do that. >> larry: back in 60 seconds. ♪ well, look who's here. it's ellen. hey, mayor white. how you doing? great. come on in. would you like to see our new police department? yeah, all right. this way. and here it is. completely networked. so, anything happening, suz? she's all good. oh, my gosh. is that my car? [ whirring ] [ female announcer ] the new community. see it. live it. share it. on the human network. cisco. >> larry: back with rudy giuliani. the president
that i you put in e fact that the united states, because of the support of the shah, whoas regardeds the greatatan and still is to a degree, it is potically palatable to oppose anything the united stas is 4. >> l's get back to the ide of recognition. i word -- we were talking about the recognion factor he said something at was really -- that has rlly stuck with m he was studyingermany after wod war i, anhe said that countries thatre humiliated d are not rognized and have tremendous sense of the culture and nationality tend to make war. he was lookingt that in terms of where theuture wars may be. iran is test case of that has been humiliated. it has a tremendous sense of nationalism and identy, a it is a countryhat is no recogniz -- >> does that mean we should stanby and let it get a nuclear weapon? i want to know howou think it wilnot get a nuclear weapon. >> that is a very good response. >>he answer will be some successful intelligee efft, to putting people th are not such dogmatic nationalists, who are not crazy people, as the people who seem to b that are running the country now.
they missed again. a known nigerian man almost entered the united states with a bang after intelligence failed to connect the clues. as president obama explained it was assist temperature mcfailure. post-9-11 intel reforms have been partly integrated. institutional, cultural and technical barriers limit the sharing of vital information. to be fair, it's not a simple job. much is collected and analysts looking for needles in highway stacks have foiled many past plots. in this game, almost is never good enough. no one designing an intel system from scratch would create the hodgepodge systems we have. we need fewer operations. making a change won't be easy. it's akin to repairing an airplane in mid-flight. we need to fix the problem with a sense of post-9-11 urgency before our luck runs out. thanks for joining us for this week in defense news, i'm vago muradian. you can watch this program online or e-mail me. i'll be back next sunday morning at 11:00. have a great week.
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